What video game song could you listen to for ten hours? – Talking point
We have all witnessed the rise of “Ten Hour Versions” on YouTube and while many of us have scoffed, who wants ten hours of something that is neither sleep nor a Lord of the Rings marathon? – I will say that I have actually listened to some of them during path more than I’d like to admit.
Except I’ll admit it, right now, because I’m writing this article.
Of all the songs to listen to for hours on end, for me, it was Kirby’s Dream Land. Specifically, this video:
Kirby’s Dream Land is chaotic, loud and pretty to listen to once, let alone over and over again for ten hours. But somehow plays. Obviously it’s an absolute bop, but somehow it mixes in with an overall vibe of YOU HAVE TO WORK REALLY HARD AND FAST. I’ll end up writing as if my hands have been possessed by the ghost of an angry typewriter and furiously dancing.
The Tetris theme is also very good for this, especially since you can make up lyrics for it; my current words to sing are “it’s time for Tetris, it’s time to play Tetris, it’s time for Tetris, it’s time for Tetris”. “I’m not a lyricist, don’t come for me.
But on the opposite side of things, there are also ten-hour versions of music to cool down the hell out of. This animated version of Ace Attorney’s Godot theme, ‘The Fragrance of Dark Coffee’, plus the sounds of a distant thunderstorm, is great to have while working or sleeping (or anything in between). It feels like you’ve installed your laptop in a cozy bar where drinks are $ 20 each, but they are smooth. Personally, I’ve never enjoyed coffee, but if it tastes like this, maybe it’s time I tried harder.
Of course Video game music is great for seamless loops, because it’s designed loop and be heard for hours on end. I don’t think I could listen to Bohemian Rhapsody for an hour straight, let alone ten, but thankfully no one asks me to.
If you had to choose a video game song (a single song, not a soundtrack; that’s cheating) to listen to for ten hours, which one would you choose?
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